The life of a traveling nurse is full of fun, exciting, unpredictable, stressful, disturbing, exhausting and fast-paced. I'm a traveling nurse and this is one of the greatest things I've ever done. There are so many that cover the profession. To experience it is a supreme adventure.
What exactly is a traveling nurse? Basically what sounds like. A nurse who travels around the country or even the world, practicing her breastfeeding skills in a specific place for a short period of time. There are numerous specialties in the nursing field and most of them have the opportunity to travel. As one enters the profession, they experience the world like no other. A person is not just exposed to the romantic side of a place, but almost everything that covers a specific area, including: food, people, culture, activities, living conditions and more. Many people in this profession find new homes while on a job.
In addition, the traveling nurse will meet all kinds of people, both through work and through personal activities. We learn to adapt very quickly to an ever-changing environment and are able to work with all kinds of people. It can also bring headache, frustration, fear, insecurity and loneliness. As a traveling nurse, you are far from family and friends and are constantly entering unfamiliar territory. With each new adventure you have to prove your worth. However, the learning curve is growing exponentially, you get to know the world and see things you never thought you would, make a lot of new friends and basically travel for free. In truth, you get paid for it.
As I said before, I am a traveling nurse and the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. I toured the country, saw and did amazing things and made many new friends. The best part is that I met my wife while I was breastfeeding. I can talk and write all day about the profession and someday I will probably do it.
The nursing profession is a great adventure. Anyone who likes to travel, is excited about the changes, is happy to meet new people, wants to get to know the country and is already in the nursing or healthcare profession, should consider becoming a traveler. Yes, I said health care profession, because not only the nurse has travel opportunities. Is it scary, especially when you first start out? Yes, but it's worth it to me